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Puck‘s Dylan Byers (3.29.24): “In the aftermath of the Ronna McDaniel hiring-and-firing scandal, the NBC News Group blame game has begun to point back toward chairman Cesar Conde, his hands-off leadership style, and his very transparent ambitions.”

Ronna McDaniel fiasco reveals chaos in upper ranks at NBC: ‘A head needs to roll’“, by Alexandra Steigrad (3.29.24)

“Media executives and industry experts close to NBC said the Ronna McDaniel fiasco exposed the chaos in the upper ranks at the Peacock network — with one top honcho telling The Post that ‘a head needs to roll.’

“The hiring and abrupt firing of the former chair of the Republican National Committee under intense pressure from NBC and MSNBC talent, led by Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow, revealed the power vacuum at the network, multiple sources told The Post on Thursday.

“’Someone needs to pay for the clear lack of leadership on this issue,’ said one media bigwig, who spoke to The Post on the condition of anonymity. ‘A head needs to roll.’

“NBC brass reversed their position on hiring Ronna McDaniel earlier this week, after pushback from talent. But the stunning reversal has exposed gaps in leadership at the network, sources said.

“’There are some serious conversations happening in Philadelphia,’ the source added, referring to the headquarters of NBC-parent Comcast. ‘If I’m [Comcast president] Mike Cavanagh, I’d be like what the fuck!’

“A possible fall guy could be NBC News Group Chairman Cesar Conde, who took ‘full responsibility’ for signing off on the reported two-year, $600,000 deal that landed McDaniel as an on-air contributor at NBC and MSNBC last Friday.

“Four days later, his tune changed after Maddow, MSBNC’s most bankable star, called the hire ‘inexplicable,’ Todd returned to Meet the Press to denounce McDaniel’s ‘credibility issues’ and Mika Brzezinski of Morning Joe slammed her as an “anti-democracy election denier.”

“After listening to the legitimate concerns of many of you, I have decided that Ronna McDaniel will not be an NBC News contributor,” Conde wrote in a memo Tuesday.

“Our initial decision was made because of our deep commitment to presenting our audiences with a widely diverse set of viewpoints and experiences, particularly during these consequential times,” he added.

“McDaniel is reportedly in talks with high-powered media lawyer Bryan Freedman and is weighing a defamation and harassment lawsuit over the harsh treatment she received from her short-time colleagues.”

“The black mark that the McDaniel episode has put on Conde’s sterling resume is a ‘self-inflicted, hemorrhaging wound,’ noted a former exec at a rival network.

“’For starters, Conde needs to show up in the office to deal with the problem head-on instead of cowering in Brickell Miami,’ the source said. ‘Most of all, he also needs to restore authority and law and order. To that end, someone needs to be accountable. It’s tricky because he wooed Ronna and approved the decision himself. It’s tricky firing anyone for a news felony that he helped commit.'”